Hayden had his 15 month check up last week. He is still a big boy! He is off the charts in height and head circumference and 75% percentile in weight. He was 26 lbs 8 oz and 34 inches.
When the doctor checked his ear he saw he had an ear infection! Poor little guy hadn’t given any indication that he was not well, but it was a bad enough infection that he has been put on a 10-day course of antibiotics. It was interesting because it seemed like as soon as the dr said he had the infection, Hayden went right into ‘sick mode.’ He would not let me put him down, was very fussy (in fact, wouldn’t stop crying), and got pretty warm. He slept for over 2 hours that afternoon and was very lethargic and cuddly when he woke up until he went to bed. Then he woke up in the middle of the night and was awake and fussy from 2:30 am until 5. We even brought him into our bed (which never happens) to try to get him to sleep there because we were so exhausted. That didn’t work either; he stayed there for about 1/2 hour until he finally seemed like he was getting sleepy, then he finally fell asleep in his crib.
He was so much better when he woke up the next morning. Obviously the ear infection did not clear up that quickly, but he has been a real star about it since that first day. Unfortunately, when I woke up that next morning I felt terrible and was down for the count for most of that day. Luckily it was Saturday and John could take care of us!